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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My Trip South

This past weekend, my friend and her husband were taking a shopping trip south of the border (which is only a few hours away) . They invited me to tagalong and I decided to take advantage of this opportunity so I could meet a fellow angel mom who I have co-responded with for the last few years since our little girls died in 2005.

It was a great visit, but admittedly way too short! Hopefully, next time will have the opportunity to visit longer.

I did not do much shopping. However, I did pick up a few grocery items that we do not have in Canada.

These were so good! I wish I bought a few bags!

Jo has been raving about this ever since I first met her online. I thought it was good, but not necessarily the first thing I'll go running for next time I am in the States.

These, we do have in Canada, but I hadn't ever tried them, and they were on sale, so I thought I'd get them. They were so good! I mean come on! Chocolate + Marshmallow? You can't go wrong with that!

Sorry to disappoint you hard core shoppers, but that's pretty much all I bought!

Also, while we were there, we ate out for lunch and supper.

For lunch we went to Culver's. My friend kept joking that the burgers should have frozen custard on them, because the sign is misleading.

I can't say I really enjoyed the burger that I had, but then again, I have quite an aversion to fast food. I just can not stomach it.

The frozen custard, on the other hand, was so yummy!! I got the Turtle Sundae, which was quite good, though the caramel sauce was a bit too sweet for me. The pecans were salty, which was interesting mixed in with the sweetness of everything else. I would go there again, but only for the frozen custard.

For supper, we stopped at Buffalo Wild Wings, and friends, I'm so sorry, but I didn't think the food tasted very good. I ordered the ribs and popcorn shrimp. It came with french fries and coleslaw. I was disappointed that it didn't taste as good to me, despite all the rave reviews I've heard of this place. But I guess, the Buffalo icon is kinda cute.

Well, I know this makes for a sad excuse of a blog post, but I hope you enjoyed it anyway! :)


Jo said...

Oh YUM!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Culver's frozen custard! So rich and creamy.... mmmmMMMMMMMMM!!!!

And, yes I do love Squirt too... but diet Squirt is way better. If I didn't have to drink diet soda (thanks diabetes) I'd be drinking Coke....but alas... I dont like diet coke... so diet squirt it is :)

I've never been real impressed with BW's either. Mike goes there quite often w/ friends... but I'm not so hip on it :)

Glad you had a good time.

E and K Rausch said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE those stacy pita chips they are the best!! when we go to costco we always buy a huge bag!

pam said...

I love to get to MI to go grocery shopping. I am old and boring like that!!

Glad you had a great day, visiting with friends. Too bad you were disappointed with the food.

amber said...

I love Buffalo Wild Wings. Their chicken tenders are delicious!

you guys don't have squirt in canada?


Shea said...

I ate at that Buffalo place in Chicago and I also didn't think it was that great. Peeps are just wrong Ter!LOL!

Jenners said...

I keep forgetting you are in Canada so when you said "south of the border" I automatically thought Mexico! I are such an idiot!

I love Peeps. They actually make them in the town where my husband grew up. Personally, I like them a little bit stale or frozen.

And I admire your shopping restraint .. but I'm not a big shopper myself. : )

Sarah C. said...

Sounds like you had a fun adventure in spite of a bit of bad food. We have Buffalo Wild Wings around here, but I've never been - I don't care for wings. Not sure I've ever had Squirt. Perhaps that's more of a northern soda?

Supercool Hotmama said...

I've been to Buffalo WW too, but just once. We never felt the need to go back. So I'm in agreement with you on that one.

I'm glad the rest of your trip was fun though! It's always cool to meet a blogfriend too!

Anonymous said...

Great that you got away for the weekend!

Yeah, I don't care for Buffalo Wild Wings either.

Vickie said...

I love Buffalo Wild Wings!!

Culver's: Never been there but we use to joke that it is our family restaurant because that is my maiden name.

Wierd, but seeing that but a smile on my face:)

crystal wolf said...

I'm glad you got out of town. Next time you come south with a little more time it would be great to see if we could meet up somewhere.

I've never been to Buffalo Wild Wings, one just opened here, but I don't eat wings so I doubt I'll ever go.

Never heard of Culvers before. I like Squirt but only once in a great while. Peeps are a favorite holiday treat, but I don't indulge that often.

Colleen said...

We love taking trips down south. We go to Grand Forks usually 3 or 4 times a year. Sometimes just for the day, some times an overnight trip. Maybe next time we go without the kids, I'll have to drop you a line and see if you want to join us!!

Sarah said...

peeps are very wrong! i can't stand them. :)
culvers is soso. the fries are good but that's about all i like there.
and bww...i LOVE that place. the wings are the best food there. the rest is soso. the breaded garlic mushrooms are very good too. and their apple pie is YUMMY!!!

it was good to see you!!!!

Why Do We Even Have That Lever? said...

I'm glad you had fun! Too bad the most interesting thing I bought for me was bathroom cleaner.. ha ha!!!

My food at BWW wasn't that great this time round either... We had way more fun the other time when we go the trivia thing and got to play.

We'll have to go "real" shopping in Minneapolis next time. I'm about due for a trip there!